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Patuxent River at Brown’s Bridge


THIS TRIP IS FULL.  On a morning walk, we’ll look for Cliff Swallows building mud nests beneath this bridge in the northeastern part of the county. We will also explore wooded trails on WSSC property bordering the reservoir to observe other possible breeding birds including Scarlet Tanager, flycatchers, and thrushes. Be prepared for bright sunlight at the bridge and possible biting insects in wooded areas. Trip will be cancelled in case of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Limit: 10. For reservations (required), time, and directions, email the LEADER: Cheryl Hogue at

Rickman/Woodstock Equestrian Park


THIS TRIP IS FULL.  Join us as we explore this location for some spring early-morning birding on the west side of Route 28 ( We’ll bird the broad fields and separating woods, beginning at 7 a.m., hoping for warblers and sparrows, vireos, woodpeckers, and raptors. Limit: 10. For reservations (required) and more information, email the LEADER: Scott Young at Dave Roberts will co-lead.

Blue Mash and Oaks Landfill


THIS TRIP IS FULL.  Half-day trip starting at the Blue Mash Nature Trail, where we will look for a variety of songbirds and other species. Then we will drive over to the adjacent Oaks Landfill to look for raptors, Blue Grosbeaks, and possible Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. Limit: 12. Start at 7 a.m. at 20500 Zion Road, Laytonsville, Md. For reservations (required), contact the LEADER: Mark England at or 240-308-4114.

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